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Part IVE+W+S Wood Fuel

11Subject to paragraphs 12 and 13 below—E+W+S

(a)wood fuel which is not made up in a container for sale shall be sold by retail only by net weight;

(b)in the case of a sale by retail of wood fuel made up in a container for sale, the quantity by net weight of the fuel sold shall be made known to the buyer before he pays for or takes possession of it.

12(1)) Paragraph 11 above shall not have effect in any area unless the local weights and measures authority for that area so direct by byelaw.E+W+S

(2)Not less than one month before making any byelaw by virtue of this paragraph, the local weights and measures authority shall give public notice of their intention to make it by advertisement in one or more newspapers circulating in the area to which the byelaw is to apply.

(3)The local weights and measures authority by whom any byelaw is made by virtue of this paragraph shall give notice of the making of the byelaw to the Secretary of State.

13There shall be exempted from the requirements of paragraph 11 above any sale of wood fuel in a quantity which does not exceed [F17.5 kilograms] or which exceeds [F2500 kilograms].E+W+S

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F1Words in Sch. 6 para. 13 substituted (1.10.1995) by S.I. 1994/2866, reg. 3(6)(d)

F2Words in Sch. 6 para. 13 substituted (1.10.1995) by S.I. 1994/2866, reg. 3(6)(d)

14Paragraphs 9 and 10 of Schedule 5 to this Act shall have effect as if any reference in those paragraphs to solid fuel included a reference to wood fuel.E+W+S

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